A Cybertech Thriller
by John D Trudel
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Pub Date 09 Sep 2014 | Archive Date 07 Sep 2019
High treason requires the ultimate response.
A patriotic rogue agent, RAVEN, is saved by JOSIE, a gentlewoman with mystic powers. They face terrorists with Iranian nukes. When Raven is terminated with prejudice by the government, they must work together to rediscover censored history, expose high treason, solve two historic assassinations, and prevent an apocalyptic attack that would destroy America.
The backstory features some of the most interesting history that you've never heard. Best-selling author Anne Hillerman said, "Raven's Run serves up a giant helping of fascinating history along with memorable characters and hair-raising suspense. Bravo."
My fourth Thriller introduces two major new characters, RAVEN and JOSIE. It features a post-nuclear Iran and a young, naïve, John Black (the male lead in God's House), along with a high-concept clandestine project of President Kennedy's: A secret initiative that doubled-down on his program to put man on the moon and assert American exceptionalism and power during the time of the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis.
Raven's Run contains a mix of fiction, true history, and real threats that pose extreme danger to America.
"Thanks for scaring our pants off John Trudel on KXL!"- - Victoria Taft (discussing an interview for Raven's Run on her radio show)
"Anyone who enjoys international intrigue would enjoy Raven's Run. It's fascinating, fast-paced, and thought provoking." -- Karl Klooster, News-Register
"I give Raven's Run five stars. The ending is awesome!" -- J. Parry
"John D. Trudel knows his way around a good story. Raven's Run serves up a giant helping of fascinating history along with memorable characters and hair-raising suspense. Bravo." -- Anne Hillerman, Award Winning and Best-Selling Author
"Raven's Run starts with a bang, pulls you in, and makes you think. I often wondered if I was reading a conspiracy satire or a future history. And I kept reading. This novel is a Thriller on the bleeding edge of reality." -- Jerry Pournelle, Legendary Best-Selling Author
"When impeccable research, engaging prose, and a personal connection are fused into one narrative, the result is Raven's Run, a savory, thought-provoking historical thriller with a penchant to discuss events that are at the forefront of western democracy in the21st century. Audiences will find the plot entertaining and the characters relatable; however, the author's insights into the inner workings of the Kennedy Administration--including the planning for the journey to the moon--are perhaps the most intriguing elements of the novel as they are, to a degree, based on reality." -- The US Review of Books
"A covert CIA mission gone sideways, a harrowing post-WWI transatlantic flight, and a research facility with "remote viewing" capabilities: three seemingly separate stories woven across time and locations bring us to the brink of an attack that would annihilate North America in this entertaining and suspenseful novel titled "Raven's Run." --Chanticleer Book Reviews
Creative story telling at its best.
In "Raven's Run," John Trudel weaves a global story of intrigue, murder, and paranormal spying into a fast hard-hitting, action thriller. The novel opens with parallel stories - one in present time that includes the murder of an Iranian harbor master and the other covers early exploration in Antarctica and the 1963 murder of an aviation pioneer with ties to President's Kennedy and Johnson.
The two main characters are Raven -- a veteran but ousted CIA counter-terrorist operative -- and Josie -- a paranormal gifted with an exceptional talent for out-of-body viewing anywhere in the world and at different times now or in the past. The two personalities and backgrounds make an unlikely team for a highly secretive government agency tasked with tracking down where Iran is getting an untraceable supply of uranium.
Using characters well defined and back stories well researched, Trudel logically meshes together the many elements of "Raven's Run." Josie and Raven must solve a 55-year-old murder before solving the current time mystery of Iran's super-secret adventure in the frozen continent.
Raven's skills with weapons and espionage run contrary to Josie's strong abhorrence to violence. But when she is on an out-of-body mission, Raven becomes frustrated because he can't protect her when she is on a viewing session. Her ventures often cause her to become emotionally drained and physically disabled after witnessing extreme violence, thereby creating emotional conflicts between her and Raven.
The story picks up speed as it progresses and multifaceted situations converge, putting Raven and Josie's lives in jeopardy during a nail biting conclusion.
"Raven's Run" is a well-written and entertaining read. -- Military Writers Society of America, reviewed by Joe Epley.
Reviews based on Soft Cover version. Full reviews, interviews, and more at the authors web site. johntrudel.com